encouragement

How music is helping to fight trafficking…

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If you’ve been around here for a while, you know that I’m passionate about fighting the issue of human trafficking. Which is one of the reasons I’m excited to share this news… Brother and sister band The Music Room, local to my area, is giving away sales of their new EP to Courage Worldwide, the nonprofit I’ve been […] Read more…

When in doubt, just love them…

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Welcome to Mom-Monday. I’m glad you’re here! A few weeks ago, after I spoke to a group of moms, one of the women in the audience came up to me and shared some of the challenges she’d been going through with her twelve year old. Fighting tears, she told me she wasn’t sure how to handle […] Read more…

Over at 5MinutesforFaith today…

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GRACE IS… the unexplainable hope that washes away the accusing whispers that dance in the darkness and hide behind the mirror and say, “You need to be thinner and thinner and thinner.” Grace… is the light that calls you toward something so good that you’re scared to trust it. You might even ignore it at […] Read more…

A mom who writes (and why failure can be sweet)

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This dream of being a writer — it’s been around a long time, though  it has evolved over the years. And lately I’ve been thinking about the journey I’ve had. (Being part of Holley Gerth’s God-Sized Dream Team has helped me to pause and reflect. It’s funny how when you’re on the path of pursuing your dream, whether you’re just […] Read more…

You are mighty… because you mother

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All you amazing mamas… you are mighty. Take a minute to watch this video and be reminded that it’s all worth it. And that being a mom is no ordinary job. (Hat tip to Kelley Matthews for sending this my way.) Happy Mother’s Day! Another inspirational piece: When I became a mother, over at (in)courage. […] Read more…

The story about the two friends on the train to San Francisco

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This weekend, as I listened to some of the amazing women of (in)courage share their hearts, their stories, their struggles, and their successes at inRL, I was reminded of the importance of friendship. And the importance of staying connected to one another, and to community. So, today, I wanted to post one of my favorite […] Read more…

A mom, her daughter, and the story about what happened in the bridal shop in Las Vegas…

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Today, for Mom-Monday I’m putting up this amazing story again. I saw Carole a few weeks ago from a distance at church, and it reminded me of when she told me this story about her daughter, and we both cried. I think it’s a beautiful example of how one person can make a difference, in a big […] Read more…